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Youth golf champions crowned in Natchez

NATCHEZ — Two champions were crowned in the 2020 Norman Puckett Junior Championships at Duncan Park Golf Course on Sunday.

The youth golfers played 18-holes per day at Duncan Park Golf Course.

Gracie Bloom of Pass Christian won the Girls Overall division and won the Girls A 16-to-18 years old division as well. Bloom finished with a combined score of 148 strokes and finished six strokes over par.

Kayla Starr of Natchez finished third in the Girls Overall division and second in the Girls A 16-to-18 year old division. Between the first and second rounds, Starr totaled a final score of 154 strokes and finished 12 strokes over par.

Sims Dixon of Madison won the Boys Overall division and won the Boys A 16-to-18 year old division. Dixon shot a combined total of 143 strokes and was one stroke over par to finish the championship on Sunday.

Quade Rushing and Jacob Otwell, two Miss-Lou boys golfers, played in the Boys Overall Division. Rushing finished in 20th place out of 28 boys golfers while Otwell finished in 26th place. Rushing finished with a final total of 176 strokes and 34 strokes over par. Meanwhile, Otwell totaled 195 strokes and finished 53 strokes over par.

In total, 50 youth golfers played in the 10th annual Norman Puckett Junior Championships at Duncan Park Golf Course.

 

Final results of the Girls Overall 2020 Norman Puckett Junior Championships

  1. Gracie Bloom (Pass Christian, Mississippi) 75-73—148
  2. Harper Hinckley (McComb) 80-72—152
  3. Kayla Starr (Natchez) 78-76—154
  4. Hannah Hinckley (McComb) 86-74—160 (tied)
  5. Katelynn Altese (Diamondhead) 84-76—160 (tied)
  6. Kenley Archer (Kiln) 88-85—173
  7. Madeleine Yu (Hattiesburg) 96-84—180
  8. Mallory Gilbertson (Petal) 85-99—184

 

Final results of the Boys Overall 2020 Norman Puckett Junior Championships

  1. Sims Dixon (Madison, Mississippi) 70-73—143
  2. Wesley Pippins (Madison) 74-73—147
  3. Landon Germany (Brandon) 73-75—148
  4. Matthew Downing (Oxford) 76-76—152
  5. Logan Batieste (Slidell, Louisiana) 78-75—153
  6. Raines Walker (Madison) 78-76—154
  7. Will Burnham (Jackson) 75-79—154 (tied)
  8. Connor Gee (Madison) 79-76—155 (tied)
  9. Jackson Cook (Madison) 77-78—155 (tied)
  10. Will Thompson (Meridian) 76-80—156
  11. Robert Thomas (Hattiesburg) 83-75—158
  12. Hunter Bell (Brandon) 76-84—160
  13. Collin Russell (Cleveland) 82-81—163
  14. Tyler Creswell (Madison) 83-81—164
  15. Colby Summers (Canton) 88-77—165 (tied)
  16. Andrew Miller (Saltillo) 85-80—165 (tied)
  17. Banks Hewitt (Jackson) 84-82—166
  18. Luke Yocum (Vicksburg) 79-90—169
  19. Kolby Cox (Meadville) 83-91—174
  20. Quade Rushing (Monterey, Louisiana) 89-87—176
  21. Myles Walters (Laurel) 93-84—177
  22. Homer Sledge IV (Cleveland) 90-90—180
  23. Josh Hallberg (Vicksburg) 87-95—182
  24. Jacob Creel (Moselle) 98-88—186
  25. Ethan Legg (Diamondhead) 104-87—191
  26. Jacob Otwell (Natchez) 97-98—195
  27. Will Picou (Belden) 99-99—198
  28. Zac Boyd (Vicksburg) 97-107— 204